If you’ve never done online dating before, you might feel intimidated by the prospect of looking for love on the Internet. But here in the twenty-first century, if you want to find someone to date, online dating is the only way to go.
Scared? Confused? Don’t be. Once you pick a site and put together a profile, you’re pretty much good to go. Of course, there are a few things you’ll want to consider:
In this day and age, there’s no excuse for not having a picture on your profile. If you don’t have a digital camera, ask one of your million friends who has one to take your picture.
Putting a lot of pictures in your profile might seem like a good idea, but it’s really just more chances to look bad. One really good photo is better than five or ten so-so ones.
Sites like MySpace give you the freedom to go wild and crazy and customize your profile exactly to your liking. Don’t give in to temptation. A customized profile might seem like a great idea, but it’ll probably just make you look like a tool. Keep it understated.
Once you’ve found someone you like, don’t wait to date! An in person meeting is worth a thousand emails. You may feel like you’re really getting to know someone online, but you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment if they turn out to be different than you expected.